Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tall Tales 2014- Zonk, The Dreaming Tortoise

Today's book was Zonk, The Dreaming Tortoise by David Hoobler.   After reading the book, we were set to start our 3 activities.

The first one was a water bottle/soda bottle turtle (Pinterest). The parents brought in water bottles and soda bottles. We had knives and scissors on hand for them to cut the bottom off of the bottle. The children used a tracer (not my preferred choice, but for these summer activities and for the sanity of the parents, I use them) to trace the shape of the turtle onto a piece of foam. This was cut out and then the bottle was glued onto the foam with tacky glue. The children used all of the materials that were left over from yesterday to decorate their turtles (sequins, buttons, yarn, ribbon, scrapbook paper, etc).

The second activity was a turtle made out of a CD (Pinterest). Many of the parents brought their own CD, but we had some on hand for those who did not. They traced the body of the turtle onto a piece of construction paper, cut it out and then glued the CD onto the paper. They decorated the turtles with glitter glue, ribbons, sequins, buttons, yarn, etc.

Our last activity was a watercolor resist (Pinterest). The children drew and colored their turtles with oil pastels and then used liquid watercolors (blue, green and yellow) to create a resist over their drawing.

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